Treaty of Passarowitz
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Treaty of Passarowitz

Treaty of Passarowitz
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The central Balkans in 1718. Territories passed from the Turks to Austria were:
Signed21 July 1718 (1718-07-21)
LocationPassarowitz, Habsburg Kingdom of Serbia (now Po?arevac, Serbia)
Region of Bosnian Posavina, assigned to Habsburg Monarchy by the Treaty of Passarowitz
The Ottoman Empire after the Treaty of Passarowitz

The Treaty of Passarowitz or Treaty of Po?arevac was the peace treaty signed in Po?arevac (Serbian Cyrillic: , German: Passarowitz), a town in the Ottoman Empire (modern Serbia), on 21 July 1718 between the Ottoman Empire on one side and Austria of the Habsburg Monarchy and the Republic of Venice on the other.[1]


Between 1714 and 1718, the Ottomans had been successful against Venice in Greece and Crete (Ottoman-Venetian War), but had been defeated at Petrovaradin (1716) by the Austrian troops of Prince Eugene of Savoy (Austro-Turkish War of 1716-1718).

An exhibition in ethno-park Tulba near Po?arevac showing how the treaty was signed.

The treaty reflected the military situation. The Ottoman Empire lost the Banat and southeastern Syrmia, central part of present-day Serbia (from Belgrade to south of Kru?evac), a tiny strip of northern Bosnia and Lesser Wallachia (Oltenia) to Austria.

Venice renounced the Peloponnese peninsula (known as the Morea at the time), gained by the Treaty of Karlowitz, as well as its last remaining outposts in Crete and islands of Aegina and Tinos, retaining only the Ionian Islands (with Ottoman-occupied Kythera added to them) and the cities of Preveza and Arta on the Epirote mainland. In Dalmatia, it made some small advances, taking the areas of Imotski and Vrgorac in the hinterland.

The result of the treaty was the restoration of Habsburg administration over much of the territory of present-day Serbia, which they had temporarily occupied during the Great Turkish War between 1688 and 1690, and the effective establishment of the Kingdom of Serbia as a crown land. Following Passarowitz, a Habsburg crown land known as the Banat of Temeswar was also established.[2]

After another Austro-Turkish war, in the 1739 Treaty of Belgrade the Ottoman Empire regained northern Bosnia, Habsburg Serbia (including Belgrade), southern parts of the Banat of Temeswar and Lesser Wallachia.

See also



  • Hochedlinger, Michael (2013). Austria's Wars of Emergence: War, State and Society in the Habsburg Monarchy, 1683-1797. London & New York: Routledge.
  • ?irkovi?, Sima (2004). The Serbs. Malden: Blackwell Publishing.
  • Ingrao, Charles; Samard?i?, Nikola; Pe?alj, Jovan, eds. (2011). The Peace of Passarowitz, 1718. West Lafayette: Purdue University Press.

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